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USS ARDC-11 (1945 - 1946)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

AFDL-44 was transferred to the Republic of the Philippines, redesignated YD-205
ARDC-1 Class Small Auxiliary Floating Repair Dock (Concrete):
  • Built in 1944 by Tidewater Construction Corp., Wilmington, NC
  • Christened by Tidewater, 18 November 1944
  • Delivered and placed in commission as USS ARDC-11 in December 1944
  • Redesignated AFDL-44, 1 February 1945
  • Served at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC, December 1944 - July 1945
  • Towed from Charleston through Panama Canal and to San Diego by Moreno (ATF-87), 09 July - 09 September 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred on loan to the Philippines September 1969, redesignated YD-205
  • Purchased outright by the Philippines, August 1980
  • Current Disposition, active
    Displacement 8,300 tons(lt)
    Length 389'
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown (lt.) unknown (flooded)
    Lifting Capacity unknown

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    AFDL-44 206k ex-AFDL-44 in Philippine Navy service as YD-205 at the Philippine Navy Yard at Fort San Felipe, Cavite City on 13 June 2015. Edison Sy

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ARDC-11 / AFDL-44 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01*CAPT. Burford, William Page, USN1951 - 1953
    *In command AFDL-44 and AFDL-43 simultaneously
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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